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The Humanitarian Country Team in Yemen has taken concrete steps towards ensuring gender equality throughout the humanitarian response. The objective is to make sure that women, girls, boys and men of all ages, abilities and backgrounds have access to humanitarian assistance and protection that cater to their distinct needs and experiences.

Towards that end, the HCT has identified 5 minimum commitments on gender equality to be implemented by senior management in 2015. Clusters have also defined 6 common minimum commitments, included in the 2014/2015 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP).

HCT 5 minimum commitments

  • Gender inequality and the status of women and girls, as well as men and boys, are considered throughout the HPC (HNO, YHRP, Monitoring and Evaluation).
  • All documents approved by the HCT (policies, interagency programmes, etc.) integrate gender and age dimensions and have been reviewed by a senior gender adviser.
  • All advocacy events and advocacy documents integrate gender and age dimensions, making visible the special needs of each population group.
  • All Cluster Lead Agencies take concrete steps with cluster leaders and IMU teams in order to ensure  sex- and age-disaggregated data is collected, reported and published in information products.
  • All HCT agency members ensure that at least 30% of their staff have completed the IASC "gender in humanitarian action" free on-line training (certificates are provided when the training is finalized).

Clusters 6 minimum commitments [1]

  • Strategic planning: gender inequality and the status of women and girls, as well as men and boys, are considered throughout the HPC in each cluster section (HNO, YHRP, Monitoring and Evaluation).
  • Assessments: assessments conducted by cluster partners have female assessors, and ensure the participation of men and women of different ages from the affected populations.
  • Operational planning: projects approved by clusters address the different needs of women, girls, boys and men (at least 75% coded 2a or 2b in the IASC Gender Marker and 0% coded 0)
  • Capacity building and meaningful participation: all cluster partners workshops, consultations, and strategic forums safely ensure the engagement and participation of men and women of different ages.
  • Accountability with the affected population: clusters have an access and participation plan to ensure accountability to all affected population, that includes women and men of different ages.
  • Monitoring and evaluation: data collected at cluster level are disaggregated by sex and age (further disaggregation by disability, diversity, ethnicity as appropriate)

[1] The commitments are based in the indicators of Strategic Objective n.5 “Ensure meaningful participation and equitable access to services, resources, and protection measures for women, girls, boys, and men”.